Tricky issues: Accessible WordPress Themes

June 6, 2017

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Topics: Accessibility, WordPress.

One of my volunteer activities is to manage accessibility reviews for the WordPress accessibility-ready theme project. I do many of the accessibility audits, and try and help other reviewers and authors figure out what is needed for their themes. The guidelines and how to test for them is documented extensively in the Accessibility guidelines for Themes. There are some quirks to auditing themes for accessibility. Themes are not Websites, and that has consequences. These quirks have to do with the […]

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My Calendar Pro 1.6.0 released!

May 15, 2017

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Topics: WordPress.

It’s been a while since I released a major update for My Calendar Pro! This update includes a number of bug fixes, and some significant new features. Event imports got some major work, allowing you to schedule regular imports and allowing you to re-import your import sources to update their information rather than duplicating the events. Responsive design has been extended to include the print view (an oversight from the original implementation of that feature), and some improvements to email […]

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Distinguishing between Projects: WordPress and WordPress.com

March 1, 2017

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Topics: Accessibility, WordPress.

At the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference this year, I attended a talk on creating accessible WordPress web sites. It was a good talk, if you understand that it was not a talk on WordPress. It was a talk on WordPress.com. This is an ongoing frustration anytime you’re working with WordPress: conflating WordPress.com and the WordPress project. They aren’t the same thing. While a large part of WordPress.com uses WordPress, it has a radically different implementation of the admin – including […]

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My Calendar Pro 1.5.10 released!

February 4, 2017

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Topics: WordPress.

The release of My Calendar Pro 1.5.10 includes a wide variety of important improvements to importing events. First, My Calendar Pro is now much better at importing a CSV file that’s been exported from My Calendar. Previously, the importer prioritized the ‘event_begin’ and ‘event_end’ fields, but the export from My Calendar uses ‘occur_begin’ and ‘occur_end’ to indicate the difference occurrences of recurring events. This led to a large number of duplicate events when importing recurring events. Second, a number of […]

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My Calendar: Major Update 2.5

October 15, 2016

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Topics: WordPress.

My Calendar 2.5.0 is the first major release on My Calendar in 14 months. That’s an awfully long time to go between major releases. A normal cycle for me is 8 to 10 months – this is a large plug-in, and making major changes is time consuming. But adding an extra 6 months on to this is, well, a lot of time. There are a number of reasons that this has taken so long – and one of them is […]

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